Only 326 get full G9 certificates

MINISTER of General Education Dennis Wanchinga (right) with Examinations Council of Zambia board chairman Professor Samuel Banda during the official announcement of the 2017 Grade 9 external and G.C.E examination results yesterday in Lusaka. PICTURE: COLLINS PHIRI

ONLY 326 out of 11,019 candidates have obtained full Grade Nine certificates for external examinations this year.

Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga said the first-ever 2017 Grade Nine external examinations were conducted after the separation of external candidates from internal entrants under the revised curriculum rolled out in 2013.
“To give a detailed analysis of this performance, out of 11,019 candidates who sat for examinations, only 326 candidates obtained their full certificates, representing about 2.9 percent, while 6,330 (57 percent) obtained statements.

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